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Milk consumption in the UK Has 'NO' Effect On Vitamin D Levels

Posted Feb 14 2010 12:00am
14 February 2010

Recent media reports have covered research announced ahead of the American Academy of Neurology's (AAN)
Annual Meeting in April which suggested that milk during pregnancy may lower a baby's risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life.

The theory from the researchers in Boston, announced in an AAN press release, was based on a survey of American mothers.

It was claimed that MS risk was lower among women born to mothers with high milk or dietary vitamin D intake in pregnancy.

Unfortunately
UK media reports focussed on the milk link ; however it is in fact the case that there are only trace elements of vitamin D in milk consumed in this country.

Unlike America, most of Britain's milk is not fortified with vitamin D and so whatever quantity of milk is ingested, vitamin D levels in the body are likely to remain unaffected.

While it may be true that vitamin D has previously been shown to potentially play a role in MS, maintaining a healthy, balanced diet including oily fish and exposing skin to safe levels of sunshine are the best ways to increase levels of vitamin D.

Source
Multiple Scleroris Society-Uk

Source:: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/179070.php



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